Online Live Course: Participatory Video

Policy/Research, Advocacy

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This live online course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started with the Participatory Video technique.

Who is this course for?

  • Our training and coaching supports people in using video for positive change in their work, whether in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), impact evaluation, advocacy or intervention. As well as development practitioners, this course is perfect for academics, researchers and activists looking to develop powerful new techniques. 
  • We have trained hundreds of facilitators, founded numerous community video ‘hubs', and provided extensive training and consultancy for agencies and institutions. 
  • This course is for those who want to learn more about the theory and practice of working with groups to help them tell their stories in their own words whilst increasing their capacity, confidence and motivation to seize control of the factors influencing and controlling their lives.

What is Participatory Video?

  • Participatory Video is a powerful engagement tool involving a group or community creating their own film. The principal idea is that making a video is easy and accessible, and is a uniquely effective way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns and find solutions, or simply to be creative and tell stories.

Who are InsightShare?

  • InsightShare have been leading practitioners of Participatory Video since 1999. We deliver transformational projects with some of the world’s most marginalised communities, and offer pioneering consultancy services for government agencies and some of the sector’s best-known development agencies.

What is the course format?

The £500 fee covers five live online sessions:

  • 4 x 1h30 teaching sessions on the Participatory Video approach, with self-study tasks assigned between sessions
  • One session of expert group coaching with at least thirty minutes dedicated to your project
  • Personalised resources will also be provided for the training

What you will learn

What will you learn?

  • You will be able to enhance your projects by knowing how and when to use Participatory Video
  • You will understand the role of the facilitator in the Participatory Video process
  • Gain valuable empirical insights through case studies
  • Receive guidance on key project management issues around equipment purchasing, participant selection, safety, consent, intellectual property and video dissemination
  • You will have essential insights into troubleshooting challenges around the PVMSC processes
  • One session of expert group coaching with at least thirty minutes dedicated to your project

*Please note that this course does not incorporate practical experience in facilitation and video skills which are unsuitable for distance learning. Please join our regular Participatory Video Facilitation course for these skills.